What is the first thing that you would do if you are feeling hungry? The answer would be obvious and you would try to have some food but one thing you might not know is that there are some foods that can make you feel hungrier. Being a food lover you might want to try different kinds of food items to satisfy your taste and hunger but many people do not know that there are foods that can make you feel like having an empty stomach even if it is stuffed completely. Experts say that hunger is a result of many complex body functions including brain, stomach, pancreas and blood stream and this system of body can be easily hijacked. Therefore it is very important to know about the different foods that hijacks our hunger.
Here is a list of 10 foods that can make you feel hungrier by hijacking your body system.
10. White Bread
Many of us have white breads as an essential element of our breakfast. White bread is made by baking the white flour and during the process of baking the white bread the wheat flour is stripped from its outer shell. The stripping results in losing all the fibre content that the wheat flour has. Eating white bread results in hiking the body’s insulin level and studies shows that it can make you feel hungrier. Various studies are conducted over a period of time that shows that the people who consume white bread tend to gain weight in the course of 5 years. Therefore you should add some other healthy food items along with white bread in order to reduce the risk of becoming overweight.
Juices contain sugar of some of your favourite fruits and many people prefer to have juice 2-3 times in a day. But it is worth mentioning that juices can also make you feel hungrier. After consumption, the juice shoots up your body’s sugar level but then the level falls back in sometime making you feel hungry. The readymade juices contain the flavours. Therefore it is advisable to avoid juice instead try to make fresh juice by using a whole fruit that could help in harnessing the fibres present in the fruit.
8. Salty Snacks
If you consume salty foods often then you would have experienced the craving for some sweet stuff after you are done with the salty snacks. Salty snacks are quick digestible foods that increase the insulin level and as result increase your hunger. Our body functions in such a way that it requires some sweet food after having the salty stuff and it is because of the sensory specific satiety phenomenon of the body. Therefore be ready to satisfy your sweet glands after having the salty food.
7. Fast Foods
The ingredients that are used in fast foods tend to increase the size of your hunger. The fats present in the fast foods inflames the gut as a result body produces appetite controlling hormones as a result of which the insulin level hikes up in the body making you feel hungrier. Also the salt present in the fast food can cause dehydration and the symptoms resembles to that of hunger. This is the main reason why you have a thought of grabbing the fast food for the second time.
Alcohol can also make you crave for food. Studies show that just three servings of alcohol are enough to make you feel hungrier. Alcohol increases the level of leptin in your body which results in increasing the hunger. Moreover alcohol also consumers the carbohydrates present in your body and make you crave for the food to replenish the loss.
The standard serving of pasta should contain only a half cup of cooked pasta but the restaurants serve four cups of cooked pasta at a time which results in spiking up the hunger. As a result of having more pasta, body produces more insulin to control the sugar and as a result the insulin level overdrives the body’s sugar level making you feel hungrier.
4. MSG – Monosodium Glutamate
Monosodium Glutamate is a flavour enhancer that is used in Chinese food, beers, ice creams, soups and processed meats. Studies show that MSG can increase the hunger by 40% and the people who consume more MSG are 3 times likely to be overweight.
3. Artificial sweeteners
Artificial sweeteners can spike insulin in the same way real calorie sugar does. Artificial sweeteners are used in sodas or as sprinklers over coffees and teas. Artificial sweeteners excite the brain cells and make them think that a big serving of sweets is about to be served. The upshot in the brain make you crave for sweet food and as a result make you feel hungrier.
Pizza is one of the most favourite food items and you would be surprised to know that it can also make you feel hungrier. Actually a pizza is a combination of white flour dough, hydrogenated oils, processed cheese and preservatives, all these are responsible for an increase in your blood sugar level and as a result you feel hungrier even after having a big slice of pizza.
1. Kid’s Cereal
Cereals seem to be a good option to start a day but it would be worth knowing that cereals are loaded with high carbohydrates and having a carbohydrates loaded meal in the morning is an assault on your body’s system. During the morning time the level of cortisol is much higher in a body which reduces the body’s efficiency to metabolise sugar as a result of which the nutrients do not reach to the required cells as a result of which body feels hunger and fatigue making you feel hungrier.